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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 4

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 4

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Later on, maybe a few months later, I was walking around in the woods, looking for who knows what. It was hot summer by then. There were spider webs and shit all in the trees, and I kept having to brush them off me. I was thinking what was I gonna do with my life now. No ideas were coming to me. I heard a noise…then again.

“Hey,” it said. I looked around, then up, and in the tree was Ghost. He pointed to a giant web right in front of me, and laughed. I knew then that he’d lived. I saw in his eyes that he knew that I’d been the one to help save him.

Well, the rest you probably know. That’s when we actually met each other.” Steve sighed as his story of the past wound down. He sat there on the floor of Kinsey’s bar and hung his head. He and Kinsey were both quiet then for a few minutes, each with their own thoughts.

Then from out of nowhere is seemed, they heard an eerie voice from the other side of the bar, over behind the stage.

“Immelled, inspelled, in, in, elled, nooooo…shit, what is it?” The voice got higher and then wailed, “Steeeeve!!! Help me!”

Steve and Kinsey stared at each other, their eyes big. Kinsey said, “What the…” and at the same time Steve said, “Oh, my God!” They both jumped up and ran over to Ghost, who was pounding his hands into both sides of his shaggy blond hair and screeching.

“Get out, get out, I need the damn word and it won’t get out where I need it!”

He was laying on the floor now, kicking the wall over and over as he yelled. Sky blue marker smears were in his hair and red smears were joining them on his face, because of the marker ink he’d painted his fingernails with, one color on each hand.

“Dude, what the hell is wrong with you? Get a grip!” Steve frowned and hollered down at his best friend.

Kinsey stood there, mouth open in total incomprehension at the scene in front of him. Ghost opened his tear flooded blue eyes, saw Steve, and reached up for him. He was breathing hard and a little shaky. Steve supported him as he sat up, looking into Ghost’s pale eyes. He still seemed a little out of it, like he wasn’t really sure where he was or what had happened.

“It’s ok, Ghost, it’s ok now. Just breathe through it, ok. You’ll be fine in a minute.” Steve spoke in soothing tones.

After a few minutes, Ghost said in a little soft voice, “My head hurts, Steve. Why is it hurting?”

Steve stroked Ghost’s soft hair and sweaty forehead. “You’re ok, man, it’ll be better in a minute. You just had one of your spells. You were hollering some kind of words you wanted out of your head,” Steve explained. “Do you remember what that was about?”

Ghost took a deep breath, then nodded. “I think so. I was trying to write a word on the wall and couldn’t get it right.”

“What word?” Steve asked.

Ghost pointed to the wall where he’d left off writing, way at the bottom by the floor. It said “I don’t know why, but I am INSTILLED no IMMELED no INSPELLED NO INELLED NO SHIT WHAT IS IT? NONONONONOINEEDHELP!”

Kinsey couldn’t make heads or tails of the scribbles, but Steve knew immediately what Ghost was trying to say. Kinsey stared at the two of them in wonder as he watched them work as a team to figure out what happened.

“The word you’re looking for, Ghost, is impelled,” Steve said slowly. “What was the rest of the thought? Do you remember?”

Ghost nodded his head and said softly, “to write on the wall.”

“Ok, so you were writing ‘I don’t know why, but I am impelled to write on the wall’?” Steve asked.

Ghost nodded again and began sobbing. He whispered, “It wouldn’t come out, Steve!”

“I know, Ghost, I know, but now it is out and it’s ok.”

“Yeah,” Ghost whispered.

Steve sighed and looked at Kinsey, who hadn’t moved. “C’mon, Ghost, I’ll help you stand up, then go wash that marker shit off your face and hands. Kinsey wants us to go shopping for him,” Steve said.

“Shopping? Ghost looked up at Steve, who nodded.

“Ok,” said Ghost as he took Steve’s hand. Steve put his arm behind Ghost’s shoulders and helped him to his feet. Ghost wobbled a little as he went down the hall to clean off the ink. Kinsey went back to the bar, but was watching as Steve rubbed his hands over his face and just took in some cleansing breaths.

Ghost came back into the room looking a little better. He came over to Steve and unashamedly put his arms around Steve’s neck and his fingers into Steve’s unruly, dark hair. Then he kissed Steve on the mouth. Soft innocent lips against rough, chapped ones. The kiss, though, was not innocent. Ghost laid his head on Steve’s shoulder and breathed softly.

“Thank you, Steve.”

Steve hugged him fiercly, then took Ghost’s face in his hands and kissed Ghost slowly and tenderly.

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Next part coming soon!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

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This is a work of “fan fiction” based on the novel, “Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite. All credit for the original characters, places, and some backstory mentions, belong to Ms. Brite and her publishing affiliates. Only newly introduced characters, places, and original elements of this story are entirely from my imagination. Character descriptions are a blend of the original book descriptions and my interpretation of them.

All songs included in this work will be solely owned by the original performers/writers and will be credited. Creative license is taken in including them in this story.

No harm is intended toward author, musicians, or people and situations to whom there may be a resemblance.

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The content herein is rated by me as being at the high end of MA (Mature Audience). It includes strong language, violence, sexual themes, including same sex pairings, religious themes, and fantasy horror.

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Letter R

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Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Letter R

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/12/29/cmmc-december-alphabet-starts-with-r/

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  • Restaurant (Marble Slab ice cream shop)
  • Rotunda (looking up in the dome at Austin TX capitol building)
  • Runway (DFW airport)
  • Roadrunner (statue at the mall)
  • Reflection (of computer screen game in my coffee cup)
  • Rustic cabin (at Ranching Heritage Center)
  • A Robin

    

 

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I Like It Like That – Song Lyric Sunday – Other/That/This

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I Like It Like That – Song Lyric Sunday – Other/That/This

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Our theme this week is ‘other/that/this ’.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

This week he is honoring a fellow blogger called Fandango. His blog is called ‘This That & the Other’, and he also hosts several blog challenges each week. You can find him here

Now to join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/09/25/every-dog-has-their-day/

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This song is one I like a lot and was the first one I had thought of when I read the prompt words.

From a Wiki article:

The song was covered by the Dave Clark Five in 1965. All of the lyrics were sung in that version. Their version charted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This song was also featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War film ‘Full Metal Jacket’.

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“I Like It Like That”, by the Dave Clark Five (DC5), was released as a single from their album of the same name in 1965. It was written by Christopher Kenner  Allen Toussaint, and is on the Epic label.

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Come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Ah, come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Whoa, come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
I said the name of the place is I Like It Like That
Come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Ah, come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Whoa, I wanna show you (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
The name of the place is I Like It Like That
They got a little place a-down the track
The name of the place is I Like It Like That
You take Sally and I’ll take Sue
And we’re gonna rock away all of our blues
Come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Whoa, come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Ah, come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
The name of the place is I Like It Like That
The last time I was down there they lost my shoes
They had some cat shoutin’ the blues
The people was yellin’ and shoutin’ for more
And all they kept sayin’ was-a “Go man, go”
Come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Ah, come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Oh, I wanna show you (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
I said the name of the place is I Like It Like That
Come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Ah, come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
Oh, come on (Come on let me show you where it’s at)
The name of the place is I Like It Like That
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Christopher Kenner
I Like It Like That lyrics © Emi Longitude Music
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© 2021 BS

 

Flower of the Day – Purple Arrangement

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Flower of the Day – Purple Arrangement

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Maybe these are orchid petals? They are fairly large, and deep purple.

They were arranged in a white pumpkin, with some evergreen sprigs all around.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/09/19/fotd-september-20-japanese-maple-leaves/

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© 2021 BS

Flower of the Day – Sunflower

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Flower of the Day – Sunflower

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One big yellow and black sunflower with green leaves.

This one is in what looks like a glass canning jar for a vase.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/08/24/fotd-august-25-hibiscus/

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© 2021 BS

Two Souls: Into the Fire # 144

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 144

Warning … adult content

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The diner in Missing Mile had opened early, and a few regular customers were already there, sipping their first cups of coffee, and opening newspapers. They all looked up, as the whole gang came in. Everyone knew them, and said hey, then went back to their breakfasts. They did steal glances at the motley group, though, as they situated themselves around a large booth in the corner of the room. Most figured this crew had been up partying all night, but were surprised that Kinsey was among them. He was the elder, and a respected business owner in town.

Terry was known as the town’s aging hippie, and no one was surprised to see him hanging with the younger crowd, as they all played gigs together. Zach and Trevor were the newcomers to town, but were fitting in pretty good here. Of course Ghost and Steve were well known, and their up and down relationship was always a source for gossip.

This morning, they all looked bleary eyed, and scraggly, and Ghost’s hair and shirt was soaking wet, and they all smelled of sage. They seemed oblivious to the stares, though, and were in a noisy, talkative mood. They ordered pancakes and coffee, all around.

Catching bits of their conversation, the onlookers heard things that didn’t seem to fit together…

“Do you remember anything, Ghost?”

“Did you hear that horrible scream?”

“What was that black shadowy thing?”

“Is it really gone?”

“Are we gonna tear the house down, now?”

The waitress brought their food to the table, and everyone got quiet, as they ate…they were starving.

“I never used my pancake word,” Ghost said, as he took a bite of his pancakes.

Trevor nodded, “Yeah, I didn’t have to use mine either,” he said.

“Dude, you were scaring the crap outta me,” Terry said. He could laugh about it now. “You were saying all kinds of crazy stuff in those weird voices. How did you do that?”

“Did you know what you were saying?” asked Zach.

Ghost shook his head, “No, I wasn’t there. It was the evil demon talking through me.”

“Where were you?” Kinsey asked. “There for a few minutes, we couldn’t even see you. What did you see, and did you feel weird?” Kinsey asked.

“Well, at first I felt like something was pushing me…then nothing, until Trevor tried to chop me with the big knife. Then I saw what looked like a black tornado. Did y’all see it, too?”

“Yeah, we saw it, and we didn’t see you anymore,” Zach said.

“Well, I was there, and I grabbed Steve, and…” Ghost said.

“So you’re the one that grabbed me? Man, I thought it was the black cloud,” Steve said.

Terry laughed at that. “Dude, you screamed like a little girl.”

“I know I did, and you would, too, if that thing came after you.”

“Okay, then it made us see a black tornado, instead of me,” Ghost said.

“You said awful stuff, too,” Kinsey said

“It wasn’t me, it was the evil,” Ghost said, again. “Anyway, did y’all get some answers…is it all cleared up, now?”

“Yeah, finally…I think I can let it go now, and like you said, I can go on and make the rest of my life whatever I want to,” Trevor said.

“Okay, guys, I’m beat,” said Kinsey. “I’m going home. There’s still lots to do to clean up the club, but I have to go to sleep for a long time, now. See y’all another day.” he smiled. “Oh, and I’m paying for all this. Later, guys.” He went to the counter, paid the bill, and went on home.

“Are y’all going back to the house?” Steve asked.

“Not today,” Trevor said. “I’ve had enough of that place. You ready to go crash at the motel, Zach?”

“Definitely, let’s go,” Zach said.

Terry, Steve and Ghost were left at the table. Ghost’s eyes were closing, and he kept nodding off, and jerking awake.

“Hey, Steve,” Terry said, “I got some of that good weed at the house. Y’all want to relax a bit before ya head home?”

Steve looked down at Ghost, who’d leaned against his shoulder. “Naw, this one looks relaxed enough. Gonna get him home, but we’ll take a rain check, ok?”

“Yeah, sure thing…and I’m taking myself home, too…maybe get a little more relaxed before I crash. See y’all later,” Terry said. He ruffled Ghost’s hair, “Ya did good, kid.” He smiled, and headed for the door.

Steve got up, and pulled Ghost up, leading him toward the door. “C’mon, Ghost…time to go home. Thanks for breakfast,” he said to the waitress as they left.

As soon as they went out the door, the other customers all started talking about the interesting morning at the diner.

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Steve got Ghost into the car, then drove on down the highway to their little house in the woods. He planned on getting Ghost to bed, and feeding the cat, then sleeping the rest of the day. He was wiped out. As he drove the last few miles to the house, he kept thinking of what they’d done. He was still wired up from it, and even as tired as he was, he wasn’t sure he could go to sleep, yet. Ghost was already lulled to sleep by the warmth of the sun shining through the car windows, and the movement of the car. He drove into their driveway.

We’re home, Ghost,” he said, shaking Ghost awake. “Let’s get inside. Spirit is probably hungry. Then we can go to sleep.”

“Okay, I’m coming,” He scooted across the big car seat, and out the door. Steve grabbed their supplies, and they went inside. Spirit wound around their ankles, meowing.

“Hey, kitty, we’re back…are you hungry?” Ghost asked. He went to get the cat some food, and a bottle of water for himself. He gulped it down, as he went down the hall to his bedroom. As he took off his still slightly damp clothes, Steve came in and stopped short.

“Oh, my God, Ghost. Look at you. Did you see that? Does it hurt?”

“What…see what?” Ghost asked.

“You’re all scratched up, on your chest and back…turn around…there’s marks all over you, Ghost. What the hell happened?”

Ghost looked down at himself, seeing long scratch marks, some oozing tiny beads of blood, some just raw and red. He looked at Steve in confusion. He was scared. “Steve, what is it…make it go away.” He ran to the bathroom to look in the mirror, and to get a wet rag to wash off the blood.

“Don’t you feel that…doesn’t it hurt?” Steve asked, as he dabbed at the marks on Ghost’s back.

“I didn’t feel anything, until now…now they sting.”

“Here, let me put some medicine on them,” Steve said, as he got some antibiotic ointment from the medicine cabinet.

“It must have been the evil spirit that did this, when I was gone…or something…but, I didn’t know it. It must have been really mad at me for telling it to leave. Do you think so?”

“Sounds weird to me,” Steve said, “but, I don’t have any other explanation for it.”

“Well, I don’t like it, but I’m glad we did it,” Ghost said. “I’m just glad it’s over, and this is all it did to me…to us, ya know?”

“Do ya think anyone else got scratches?” Steve asked, as he checked himself for them. “I don’t have any, but maybe Trevor?”

“We’ll ask him when we see him again,” Steve said. He was finished putting the ointment on. “Well, that’s all I can do for it right now, but if anything gets worse with these, I’ll take you to the doctor.”

“Okay, but right now I’m tired of thinking about it. I gotta go to bed,” Ghost said, going back into the bedroom. “You going to bed, yet?”

“Well, I don’t feel sleepy yet, but I’ll snuggle with you for awhile. Maybe I’ll go to sleep, too,” Steve said. He locked the front door, and got into the bed with Ghost, giving him a hug and a long, tender kiss. He was hoping to get something started, but Ghost was already asleep. “Maybe later,” Steve said, and he did fall asleep.

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Trevor and Zach had gone back to the motel to crash. Instead of going right to sleep, though, Trevor wanted to talk about all that had happened.

“Zach, do you really think it worked? I mean, I feel like it did, and Ghost put on a good show…but, was it just a show? Maybe he can manipulate our minds, like he can read our minds…so maybe he just made us think it was real,” Trevor said. “What do you think?”

“Why are you questioning it, Trev? It was real…at least it felt real. Yeah, I was scared of that black cloud thing for real,” Zach said. “And besides, Ghost wouldn’t trick us, I don’t think. He’s pretty honest, and well…not to put him down or anything…I like him a lot, but he’s kinda…well, he don’t seem all that smart. He wouldn’t know how to pull a scam on us. I think he was scared, too. It all happened like it did, and we either accept it or not.” He shrugged, “That is, until we have proof otherwise.”

Trevor nodded. “Yeah, I see what you’re saying, but how could he just disappear? When I was swinging that machete at him, he was just gone. That don’t make any sense.”

“I know, Trev, but he didn’t for real disappear, he couldn’t have. It was just that thing got all in the way, and made us see it instead of Ghost,” Zach said. “I’m confused as hell. I can’t explain it…it just happened. We all saw the same thing.”

“I know, but now we have to go back in there. We have to make sure, but I’m not looking forward to it,” Trevor said.

“Why? Just bulldoze the place down, and be done with it. There’s no need to go back in.”

“Yeah, but I’d always wonder,” Trevor said.

Zach shook his head, “Dude, you’re just inviting trouble.”

“So, are you coming with me when I go in…like maybe tomorrow?” Trevor said, smiling.

“Yeah, you know I’ll do it, too” Zach sighed. “Then, for sure we can forget it, and look for another place to live.”

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Next part coming soon!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

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This is a work of “fan fiction” based on the novel, “Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite. All credit for the original characters, places, and some backstory mentions, belong to Ms. Brite and her publishing affiliates. Only newly introduced characters, places, and original elements of this story are entirely from my imagination. Character descriptions are a blend of the original book descriptions and my interpretation of them.

All songs included in this work will be solely owned by the original performers/writers and will be credited. Creative license is taken in including them in this story.

No harm is intended toward author, musicians, or people and situations to whom there may be a resemblance.

warning      warning      warning      warning

The content herein is rated by me as being at the high end of MA (Mature Audience). It includes strong language, violence, sexual themes, including same sex pairingsreligious themes, and fantasy horror.

Color Your World X 5

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Color Your World X 5

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I’m way behind on the CYW posts, so will keep these short this time.

The colors are: Razzle Dazzle Rose, Razzmatazz, Red, Red Orange, & Red Violet

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Color your World: Razzle Dazzle Rose & Razzmatazz

Color your World: Red

Color your World: Red Orange & Red Violet

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Drinking jar tops & package of cotton candy

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Light up butterfly

Children’s merry-go-round with horses

Red Orange canary

T-shirt decoration of pink mouse & red violet background

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